Exclusive: Arsenal To Sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Transfer As Two Replacements Identified

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will leave Arsenal in January should an offer arrive. The Gabon international, who was recently stripped of the Arsenal captaincy by Mikel Arteta following a disciplinary breach, is now heading for the exit door with the Gunners willing to cut their losses with the 32-year-old.

After helping fire his side to FA Cup glory in the summer of 2020, Aubameyang finally put pen-to-paper on a lucrative three-year contract.

Yet since then, his form has plummeted having managed just 14 Premier League goals in his past 43 outings – a strike rate of just 0.32 per game.

That’s a stark contrast from his first two-and-a-half seasons in north London when he managed 54 goals in 85 matches (0.64 per game) – including the 2019/20 Premier League golden boot that he shared with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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But now Arteta is prepared to move on from Aubameyang – who is yet to feature in a matchday since he was dropped for the 3-0 win over Southampton – with the striker now training away from the first-team set-up.

Barcelona have been linked with the forward in recent transfer windows but the Catalan giants are also understood to be targeting Edinson Cavani.

Should Aubameyang depart this winter, Arsenal are prepared to stick with their current striking options until the summer transfer window.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are now approaching the final six months of their contracts and as things stand, they’re also set to depart at the end of the season.

But for now, Arteta is willing to place his trust in the duo, who he would still like to keep at the club.